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REU Site: Nano-, Bio-, Quantum Photonics

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Undergraduates - Sophomore

Understanding and controlling the most elemental unit of light -the photon - is essential to developing light-based technology as well as evolving critical elements of our nation's defense and security. REU scholars will join the vibrant national community of students, academia and industry actively engaged in all facets of photonics- a community concentrated nowhere in the country as densely and historically as in Rochester, NY. This REU hosted by the Institute of Optics will prioritize members of underrepresented groups, community college students, and students from institutions lacking large STEM research programs. Preference will be given to students from schools that do not have a PhD programs in physics or optics. Underrepresented minority students and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligible students are:

Students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 in the major or

Students with exceptional academic progress in the two-preceding semesters

Full-time sophomores (60 credits minimum), and juniors who can commit to a summer research experience

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Students receive assistance with travel to and from program, a $4,500 stipend, housing, and meal allowance. There is an accompanying professional development series to help students prepare for conducting independent research, creating inclusive research environments, the graduate admissions process, the general record exam, and scientific communication.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Rochester (Lead)

Program Materials:
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Academic Disciplines:
Optics & Photonics


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